OIE : Kuwait reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu

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#Kuwait reported an outbreak of the highly contagious #H5N8 bird flu virus in ducks, geese and pheasants, the World Organisation for Animal Health (#OIE) said on Monday, citing an official Kuwaiti report.
Some 144 birds were found dead in the region of Al Jarah, according to the report posted by the Paris-based OIE.
This prompted the World Health Organization to call on all countries on Monday to monitor closely outbreaks of the deadly virus in birds and poultry and to report promptly any human cases that could signal the start of a flu pandemic. The H5N8 virus is highly deadly for poultry but has never been found in humans. #Q8 #الكويت

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